The Outlaw, New Mexico

The Outlaw, New Mexico

The Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McKee III Family Fred Darge Collection The Outlaw, New Mexico Oil on canvas board, 9″ x 12″, ca. 1950s When it came to horses, Darge knew the anatomy of the animal like a skilled veterinarian, and this was amply demonstrated in all...
Storm Clouds, Burnham Ranch, Big Bend

Storm Clouds, Burnham Ranch, Big Bend

The Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McKee III Family Fred Darge Collection Storm Clouds, Burnham Ranch, Big Bend Oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, ca. 1937-1938 Darge‚Äôs official Big Bend career began when he received an invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Waddy T. Burnham, Jr. in...
Rider and Packhorse

Rider and Packhorse

The Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McKee III Family Fred Darge Collection Rider and Packhorse Oil on canvas board, 9″ x 12″, ca. 1936-1938 This scene is not unusual around a working ranch. Ranch hands were always on the go. A well-trained packhorse was valuable and...
Myself and Outfit

Myself and Outfit

The Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McKee III Family Fred Darge Collection Myself and Outfit (Palo Duro Canyon) Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″, ca. 1950 Darge entered military service in the Army on November 11, 1942, and after basic training was assigned to the Solomon...
Lone Rider

Lone Rider

The Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McKee III Family Fred Darge Collection Lone Rider Oil on canvas board, 12″ x 16″, ca. late 1930s Ranching simply could not have been done without dedicated, skilled cowboys and good, strong horses. Ranches maintained remudas of...